Prof. Vanderlei
S. Bagnato Professor of Physics, Instituto de Fisica de Sao Carlos, Univeristy of Sao Paulo, Brasil Plenary Talk: TBA He is an
experimentalist in the field of atomic
BoseEinstein condensates. Quantized vortices and
quantum turbulence have been studied chiefly in
superfluid helium, but Bagnato succeeded for the
first time in realising and observing quantum
turbulence in atomic BoseEinstein condensates. His scientific work focuses in: 1. Cold atoms
including better atomic clocks, cold collisions
and Bose condensates. 


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Prof. Carlo
Barenghi Applied Mathematics Group School of Mathematics and Statistics Newcastle University, UK carlo DOT barenghi AT newcastle DOT ac DOT uk http://www.mas.ncl.ac.uk/~ncfb/ Plenary Talk: TBA Professor
Barenghi has long made important theoretical
contributions in the field of quantum
hydrodynamics. Fellow of the American Physical
Society, fellow of the Institute of Physics,
member of the EPSRC College, member of the
Editorial Board of J. Low Temp. Physics.
Research Interests: 

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Prof. John
Gibbon Professor of Applied Mathematics Mathematics Department Imperial College London, UK Plenary Talk: TBA Professor Gibbon
has been in the Imperial Mathematics Department
since September 1980. His research interests lie
in the study of turbulence in fluid dynamics from
a mainly mathematical perspective. One of the
major unsolved problems of modern applied
mathematics concerns the regularity of solutions
of the 3D incompressible NavierStokes equations.
Related to this is the behaviour of solutions of
the incompressible 3D Euler equations. Both
problems, and particularly the former, suggest
that vorticity clusters on fractallike sets. The
aim is to provide a general theory of this
phenomenon which has applications to many areas of
physics & applied mathematics. 

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Prof.
Rainer Grauer RuhrUniversität Bochum Chair of Theoretical Physics I Faculty for Physics and Astronomy Bochum, Germany Plenary Talk: TBA Director of
the Computational Plasma Physics Group at the
Institute for Theoretical Physics I, University of
Bochum, Professor Grauer is a world expert in
computational studies of singularities in plasmas
and fluids. His research addresses the three main
topics in plasma physics:
1. generation and structure of cosmic magnetic fields, 2. reconnection and plasma dynamics, and 3. turbulent structures and related transport of energetic particles in cosmic magnetic fields. The task of the appropriate, correct and efficient treatment of the above topics is assisted and ensured by the application of advanced numerical methods. 

Prof. Daniel P.
Lathrop Professor of Physics and Geology, University of Maryland, College Park, USA lathrop AT umd DOT edu http://complex.umd.edu Plenary Talk: TBA Professor Lathrop is
Director of the Institute for Research in
Electronics and Applied Physics at the University of
Maryland, and is currently part of the Nonlinear
Dynamics and Chaos group. He received the BA in
physics from the University of California at
Berkeley in 1987, and the PhD in physics from the
University of Texas at Austin in 1991. He then
served at Yale University as a postdoctoral fellow,
research affiliate, and lecturer. He joined the
University of Maryland in 1997, the year he received
a Presidential Early Career Award from the NSF.


Prof. Charles
Meneveau Louis M. Sardella Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Center for Environmental and Applied Fluid Mechanics, Johns Hopkins University, USA meneveau AT jhu DOT edu http://www.me.jhu.edu/meneveau Plenary Talk: TBA Professor Meneveau
has been on the Johns Hopkins faculty since 1990
and received his BS degree from the Universidad
Técnica Federico Santa María in Valparaíso,
Chile, in 1985, his PhD degree from Yale
University in 1989, and during 1989/90 he was a
postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford
University/NASA Ames' Center for Turbulence
Research.
His area of research is focused on understanding and modeling hydrodynamic turbulence, and complexity in fluid mechanics in general, and he has authored over 150 peerreviewed publications. Professor Meneveau is a foreign corresponding member of the Chilean Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics, the American Physical Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He serves as Deputy Editor of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and EditorinChief of the Journal of Turbulence. 

Dr.
John Methven Reader in Atmospheric Dynamics, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK j DOT methven AT reading DOT ac DOT uk http://www.met.rdg.ac.uk/~swrmethn/ Plenary Talk: TBA Dr Methven is on the
Faculty of the Department of Meteorology at the
University of Reading. His research covers two
distinct areas:
1. The dynamics of Rossby waves including the rapid amplification of extratropical cyclones, the structure of nonlinear breaking waves and the interaction with jets. He received the L.F.Richardson Prize from the Royal Meteorological Society for this work in 2007. 2. Intercontinental transport of atmospheric constituents, such as water vapour and pollutants. A theme common to both is the use of tracers to tag air masses and separate the effects of conservative and nonconservative processes. The research strives to analyse atmospheric dynamics through combining experiments using aircraft, numerical modelling and theoretical work on atmospheric dynamics.


Prof.
Cédric Villani University of Lyon & Institut Henri Poincaré, France Plenary Talk: TBA Fields medalist 2010
on the proof of convergence to equilibrium of
solutions of Boltzmann equation. He received his
doctorate at Paris Dauphine University in 1998,
under the supervision of PierreLouis Lions, and
became professor at the École Normale Supérieure de
Lyon in 2000. He is now professor at Lyon
University. He has been the director of Institut
Henri Poincaré in Paris since 2009.
He works in mathematical physics, with special interests in classical statistical mechanics in general, the kinetic theory of gases and plasmas in particular, as well as the theory of optimal transport and its avatars. 

Prof.
Vladimir Zakharov Regents' Professor, University of Arizona, USA Plenary Talk: TBA Professor Zakharov
is currently Regents' Professor of mathematics at
The University of Arizona and director of the
Mathematical Physics Sector at the Lebedev Physical
Institute. He was awarded the Dirac Medal in 2003
for his contributions to the theory of turbulence,
with regard to the exact results and the prediction
of inverse cascades, and for "putting the theory of
wave turbulence on a firm mathematical ground by
finding turbulence spectra as exact solutions and
solving the stability problem, and in introducing
the notion of inverse and dual cascades in wave
turbulence."
He has published over 250 articles on mathematical and physical aspects of nonlinear wave theory in plasmas, optics, solid state physics, hydrodynamics, oceanology, geophysics, Gauge field theory and general relativity. According to SSCI, the total number of citations since 1985 is about 18,000, and his Hirsh index is about 60. 